Although the one-year-old daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has a namesake, the Queen no longer bears the endearing nickname from her childhood
The Queen no longer wears her childhood nickname, Lilibet, after the death of her husband Prince Philip, who was the last to use it.
It was affectionately adopted as a nickname by the Queen’s grandparents and parents in her early childhood when she struggled to pronounce her name, calling herself “Lilibet” instead.
She often signed letters in the shortened version of Elizabeth, including a thank-you note to her grandmother, Queen Mary, the Daily Star reports.
It reads: “Darling grandma. Thank you for the beautiful dollhouse. I love it and I unpacked the dining room and hallway. Kind regards from Lilibet xxx.”
Her father, George VI, is quoted as saying, “Lilibet is my pride. Margaret is my joy.”
In a handwritten note left on the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin at his funeral last year, the Queen appeared to have signed it from Lilibet.
But although the cute pet name was used by her older family members and her husband, no one else in the royal family refers to her as Lilibet.
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In a tribute to the Queen, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gave the nickname to their one-year-old daughter, who was born in California and has dual US and British citizenship.
During last week’s platinum anniversary celebrations, the Queen finally met her granddaughter and namesake.
The long-awaited family reunion reportedly took place at Windsor Castle within 48 hours of the Sussexes returning to the UK.
The couple, who also have son Archie, three, released a new photo of Lilibet in Windsor last week to celebrate her first birthday.
Harry and Meghan had reportedly asked for a private photographer to be present at the meeting between the Queen and Lilibet.
However, the Queen reportedly told them “no chance” when asked for her opinion on the matter – fearing the images would be leaked to US TV networks.
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The Sussexes were noticeably absent from the limelight during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations and were spotted sitting several rows behind Prince Charles and Prince William at Friday’s Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Harry and Meghan were pictured watching Trooping the Color from a window but were not part of the procession of carriages or the group of working royals admitted to the Buckingham Palace balcony.
There are several other cute names that the Queen’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren use for her.
Her Majesty is nicknamed “Mummy” by Prince Charles, who called her that during his speech for her 92nd birthday as she rolled her eyes and laughed with the amused audience.
William and Harry were seen cheering for “Granny” as their stunt double jumped into the stadium during the 2012 Olympics.
And it has been revealed by the Duchess of Cambridge that Prince George and Princess Charlotte call her “Gan-Gan”.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/touching-reason-royal-family-no-27208318 Touching reason why the royal family no longer calls the Queen by her nickname Lilibet